Re: any objection to adding a PREMIRRORS section to the QS guide?

Robert P. J. Day

On Mon, 31 Oct 2011, Rifenbark, Scott M wrote:


We do have a question addressed in the Yocto Project Reference
Manual that talks about premirrors and how Poky finds stuff. See
the H.24 section of the manual
Maybe this information is a bit too buried to be useful. I could
specifically reference that FAQ entry from within the QS in the same
area that I mention the other "useful" items to consider in the
local.conf file, such as BB_NUMBER_THREADS, etc.

i know about the PREMIRRORS stuff in the poky reference manual -- i
was just toying with the idea that knowing how PREMIRRORS works would
be useful, even for a beginner.

perhaps i'm not using it properly, but in my case, it's handy since
i have a downloads directory of nothing but tarballs that i've been
accumulating over the last while that i've used for openembedded and
other projects. i'm using PREMIRRORS_prepend to take advantage of all
that content to avoid any unnecessary downloading. and every time i
*do* end up downloading a newer version of a tarball that i didn't
have, i copy it to that central downloads directory for the next time.
does that make sense? and, as i said, even beginners should be able
to appreciate taking advantage of local content they may have
collected for other reasons.

in any event, i have some different ideas for the design of a
beginner's guide i plan on using in some of my own presentations, so i
don't have to inflict all of my ideas on everyone else.



Robert P. J. Day Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA


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